For most of us, security is a top priority for our homes. But the world of security and the range of available products are becoming increasingly complex for many homeowners. From alarm systems and specialty outdoor lighting, through to the newest electronic locks systems, it’s difficult to know what will provide the best protection. As it turns out, the deadbolt lock system is still going strong as one of the most critical safeguards for your home entrance.
Looking for indicators in consumer preferences in kitchen and bath products for the coming year? In its 2015 Kitchen and Bath Style Report, the Hackettstown New-Jersey-based National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), a non-profit trade association that represents about 14,000 member companies, cites “cleaner more contemporary designs” throughout the product category.
Building an income suite is the most profitable kind of homeowner renovation, one that creates real value. It can help offset rising mortgage payments and provide you with an emergency cushion. When looking to access more income from your home, you need to pay close attention to every last detail. Look at fundamentals, such as updating your home’s hardware and fixtures. “Remember, these are the elements of your home that you touch and use every day, so they’ve got to perform” says Scott McGillivray, real-estate entrepreneur and the lovable host of HGTV's series Income Property.
Your bedroom should be an oasis — a soothing space where you can count on a good night’s sleep. Sometimes that means a new mattress, but sometimes, a headboard can completely transform the look and feel of your bedroom while adding style, luxury and comfort to your space. Instead of heading to the furniture store to buy an out-of-box headboard, you can easily improvise and make one yourself using some basic building supplies.
Design Expert, Andrew Pike recently featured Taymor on The Marilyn Denis Show in a “Design Statement Front Doors” segment, which reveals some of Pike’s favorite quick fixes and design tips. Learn how to accessorize your front door and get a designer look without breaking the bank as Pike discusses the importance of color, lighting, plants and above all—how hardware and accessories can make your home shine.